Carl Antisell to Speak at Weston High School in May 2014

A Personal Journey Parent Workshop with Motivational Speaker about Drug Use and Recovery at Weston High School on May 1st

Parents of middle school and high school students will have the opportunity, Thursday, May 1, to hear Carl Antisell, a motivational speaker who is in long-term recovery from substance abuse, speak at a workshop. The workshop will be held at the Weston High School auditorium at 7 pm.

The Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program of Weston, which sponsors a pre-Prom speaker each spring, is also offering a workshop for parents with the same motivational speaker who addresses the districts high school students during the day.

The workshop provides, teachers, and school personnel the chance to meet and listen to Mr. Antisell, who will have talked about his journey to recovery to high school students at two morning assemblies on May 1. Parents attending the evening workshop will also be able to direct any concerns about drug and alcohol use to Michelle Albright, Ph.D., who is director of Weston Youth Services. She will moderate the event, which will also offer refreshments.

Carl Antisell began using addictive substances at an early age to help him relieve anxiety and depression. When his use spun out of control, he started the recovery process and has not used drugs or alcohol for more than three years. In addition to educating young people and their families about mental illness, Mr. Antisell is an advocate for more openness about mental health, particularly the challenges and stigma facing youths in recovery. In his own recovery process, he learned healthy, effective ways to handle his emotions as well as lifes ups and down.

A 2013 survey of Weston students by Positive Directions showed increased use of marijuana and alcohol among older teens in Weston. The link to ADAPs website is:

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